To create meaning and fulfillment in life, you need to know what you want. Using the decision about what to have for lunch as both a practice and metaphor for pursuing bigger desires, life coach Debbie Lacy invites us to take the Three Day Lunch Challenge. Debbie is a Certified Life Coach with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland. Debbie is the author of Ready, Set, Manifest! A Handbook for the In-Betweens and Leaps in Life. After a career that spanned social psychology research, clinical social work, and nonprofit management, Debbie launched her full-time coaching and consulting practice in 2003. She is a practitioner at Higher Wellness in Bellevue, WA where she provides individual coaching sessions and workshops. She and her husband live in Kirkland, WA with their son and two dogs. Debbie enjoys monthly meetings with her book group and providing “quality control” services at Auclair Winery, her husband’s labor of love. Learn more about Debbie and her work at This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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